According to the Russian news Telegram channel Mash, Marina Yankina committed suicide by jumping off Zamshina Street, where she lived, but the Putin War Official might have been assassinated.
A senior Russian defense official who was involved in the conflict with Ukraine was discovered dead on Wednesday after falling from a tall apartment building window.
According to the Russian news Telegram channel Mash, Marina Yankina, 58, was found by a bystander at the entrance of a high-rise on Zamshina Street in St. Petersburg.
She is thought to have died after falling 160 feet. In the building, on a balcony, were her personal belongings and documents.
A preliminary inquiry indicates that Yankina may have committed suicide.
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According to Mash, Yankina called her ex-husband just before supposedly killing herself and told him what she was planning to do.
Also, she requested that he call the police to the high-rise on Zamshina Street, where she lived.
No official explanation has been given, but according to Mash, the 58-year-old was reportedly having health issues.
Yankina played a significant role in helping to finance Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
She oversaw the Ministry of Defense’s financial assistance division for the Western Military District, which is heavily involved in the invasion.
Yankina’s death was confirmed, and the investigation into her tragic fall is being handled by the Russian Investigative Committee.
Yankina previously worked for the Federal Tax Service and held the position of deputy head of the Property Relations Committee of St. Petersburg before joining the Western Military District.
Yankina is the most recent in a long list of notable Russian officials and businessmen who have died inexplicably since the war began last year.
Maj. Gen. Vladimir Makarov, 72, of the Russian Ministry of the Interior, died this week in what appears to have been a suicide in a Moscow suburb.
Unverified sources said that after being fired by Putin in January, the general had experienced a “deep depression.”
Last year, top Russian energy official Ivan Pechorin mysteriously drowned in the arctic waters near Cape Ignatiev on Russky Island.
Col. Vadim Boiko, 44, a deputy head of the Makarov Pacific Higher Naval School in Vladivostok, was discovered dead in November from numerous gunshot wounds in what authorities have deemed to be a suicide.
According to his wife, Boiko, who participated in Putin’s partial mobilization efforts, allegedly shot himself five times in the chest in the commander’s office after being put up to assume responsibility for some of the issues that plagued the invasion of Ukraine.
Three days after his friend died on the same vacation in December, the sausage tycoon Pavel Antov, who opposed the invasion of Ukraine, plunged to his death from a five-star hotel in India.